Hucklow Summer School 2023 is now FULLY BOOKED (as of 12th June 2023).
Please get in touch if you would like to be put on the waiting list.
Hucklow Summer School: 19th to 26th August 2023
‘Real Life: Telling the Truth of Our Lived Experience’
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” asked Freddie Mercury. This year’s Summer School is about sharing the truth of what life is really like for us, and being curious and compassionate about what life is really like for others, especially those whose lives are invisible to us and whose voices are unheard. Additionally, over the last few years, the distinction between ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ has been blurred, as the new communities and relationships we have created and sustained online have shown themselves to be equally vital and valuable, particularly for those who were excluded or isolated by their personal circumstances from many ‘real world’ opportunities for connection, engagement, and participation in community life. Through talks, engagement groups, and personal reflection, we will be exploring what it means for us to truly ‘be real’ – with ourselves, in our relationships, in our communities, with God – and how we can make space for others to do likewise.
Our theme talks (speakers TBC) will be streamed live each morning from Monday-Friday and will be freely available to all. For the first time this year it will also be possible to sign up for an online-only engagement group, running for two hours daily from Sunday-Friday, enabling those who are unable to travel to Great Hucklow in-person to join in remotely with our core small-group activity.